It is a beginning of the new year. I don’t know about you, but last year went particularly fast. I feel like every year just goes faster and faster. It doesn’t even feel like I moved near four years ago. I know a lot of people say that at the end of each year, but it really does feel like it goes faster as you get older. Either we are having way too much fun and time is just flying or there is some deeper conspiracy of the movement of time. I doubt that is what it is though. Perhaps there is an explanation to it, but I won’t use this blog post to get into it.
So, the holidays are just over, and the brand-new shiny year is stretching out in front of us. Do you have resolutions? Perhaps to eat better? More exercise? Or to save for a vacation? I used to promise myself that I was going to go to the gym and aim for my goal weight. Like most resolutions, it would get lost in the quicksand that is life. For the last few years, I have given up on the idea of the “new year, new me” mentality. I had created a list in a previous blog that was all the things I wanted to work on. More than just losing weight and more than just better finances.
When I created this list it was mid-year, and I was fed up with who I was becoming and wanting to make a change. I am not saying that anyone making resolutions will be doomed to fail. On the contrary, I hope every one of you that does this succeeds. It just never works for me. I need to make these changes throughout the year, and it takes work. Especially when it comes to your base self. From the ground up if you know what I mean. It is still a work in progress.
I am by no means an expert on life and what we each should be doing. Have you read anything on my webpage to prove otherwise? But I feel that I have gone through a few years to a least give some sound advice. I may not always take my own advice, which I think most people can say, but it is good advice all the same.
When the clock struck midnight and 2022 rose from the ashes of 2021, instead of setting out on one thing that you have either failed at multiple times or have created unattainable goals. Instead break them down. Create a list like I did. See my blog post called The List. Whether it is losing some weight, go for smaller amounts and for a period that is something you can do. If it has something to do with how you react to certain things, in my case being less easily aggravated, then choose small instances. Trying to change a complete aspect of our personalities can be impossible if taking it on as a whole. Chip away at the small things and the bigger boulder will break down.
Remember that January 1st is not a deadline or a beginning. It is just another day. These changes and lists can be started at any time. I completely get that the 1st is like a huge banner to start the race. It really isn’t. Any day or date can be the start.
I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday and enjoy the year ahead!